Declutter Your Social Media to Boost Productivity

With the amount of information online today, it’s so easy to start scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and not realize that you’ve been staring at the screen glassy-eyed for 45 minutes. Social media can have a huge impact on our lives, and the faster we acknowledge that the easier it will be for us to take back control. It’s easy to get caught up in the endless information that we can find online since it makes us feel like we’re being productive, even though all we’re doing is looking at endless pictures of other people’s babies and dogs.

There are a number of strategies that we can employ to help us manage our social media, and control what we see so we don’t spend hours aimlessly scrolling. Here are a few ways that you can declutter your social media to help boost your productivity.

Put the apps out of sight

One of the best things that you can do to help wean yourself off social media is making it much harder to access. A lot of times, you’re on Facebook or Instagram before you even notice what you’re doing because the habit is so ingrained. You can install a website blocker to limit your access during business hours — a browser plugin like StayFocusd can help — or you can just take them off your home screen. If you have the apps on your phone, move them to the second page or put them in a folder, so they’re not the first thing you see when you access your phone.

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